15836cold weather set up
- Sep 29, 2006Hi all! I was finally able to test out my cold weather system in the
backyard. I had a footbox zipper installed in my old 20 degree
Slumberjack bag. This enabled me to use it around my entire hammock.
Thanks to Coy for the idea!
Last night it reached 35F under my tarp. I moved the thermometer
inside my bag and got a reading of 75F. I was only wearing a long
sleeve T and jeans, cotton socks. I had my patagonia wool blend
stocking cap on too.
I slept nice and toasty until 5am when nature called. I noticed at
5am my back was slightly chilly. I guess this was caused by the
footbox zipper coming completely unzipped causing a draft underneath
me. On "real" trips I plan on dressing more for the weather and if it
plans to get really cold I will bring my homemade top quilt. I can
also rig the zipper so it won't come completely unzipped.
I would like to add some sort of wind layer to the bottom. I am
looking at designing something to the JRB weathershield bottom.
Overall, I am pleased with this set up and hope to try it out on a
"real" trip soon. If anyone would like to see some pics, I can post
some. Let me know.
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